Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has mentioned the passage of the Electoral Act Modification Invoice 2021 empowering the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to electronically transmit election outcomes is victory for democracy.
The governor mentioned this in an announcement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the state capital, on Wednesday.
He lauded the Nationwide Meeting for hearkening to the want of Nigerians by reversing itself and voting to incorporate digital transmission of ends in the modification of the electoral regulation.
The governor was amongst outstanding Nigerians that chided the Pink Chamber for rejecting digital transmission of election outcomes when the modification invoice was handed earlier within the yr.
He reminded the lawmakers that as representatives of the folks, they need to at all times act within the curiosity of the generality of Nigerians.
He famous that transmitting election outcomes electronically would tremendously get rid of electoral fraud.
“Legal guidelines are made for the folks, not for private pursuits and as such, we should at all times act within the curiosity of the general public.
“A part of the challenges we face at present as a nation stems from lack of religion within the electoral course of which has large implications on socio-economic actions within the nation, together with international direct investments.
“As soon as we’re in a position to get the folks to think about our electoral course of the place the folks can actually resolve who leads them, a part of our issues would have been solved,” Okowa mentioned.
He counseled INEC for at all times striving to enhance on the credibility of the electoral course of.
“I have to commend the fee for continuously working laborious to enhance on the electoral course of in order that we will at all times have free, truthful and credible elections that can replicate the desire of voters.
“Notable enchancment within the electoral course of, particularly the latest introduction of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), will assure the credibility of voter accreditation by stopping the incidents of a number of voting or the usage of stolen PVCs to vote,” he mentioned.
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